“Countless column inches have been dedicated to analysing and commenting on the challenging state of UK social care,” John says.
“These challenges aren’t unique or new – and the trend is something we understand the social care sector already knows enough about because they live it every day. Rather than add to the commentary, Planday is interested in helping care homes get ahead of the competition and meet these challenges with confidence.”
The tech talk will share insights from Geraint Thomas, the Technology Transformations Partner at The Disabilities Trust, one of the UK’s leading social care charities.
“Technology is one of the most effective ways the social care sector can meet these challenges. That’s why we have teamed up with The Disabilities Trustto share insights from its more than 1,500 staff about how technology has helped better manage overtime and track hours and improve staff culture, as well as freeing up management to concentrate on care,” John says.
“The UK’s social care sector is lagging well behind countries like the US and Canada with digital uptake and it’s clear carers and nursing staff want digital solutions to help improve patient care.
“But the number of care homes which still use pen and paper for ordinary tasks is holding the social care sector back from better staff engagement and using faster data to make smarter decisions.
“We have seen that Planday customers which embrace the use of technology not only give their staff the modern toolbox they need to improve patient care, it enables greater flexibility and communication among the staff themselves — something carers have been crying out for.
“This is an enormous step forward in improving employee engagement and making your staff happier, which is what Planday can help you achieve.”
John says Planday’s four simple steps can also save care homes time and money, which were explored in a recent Planday blog.
- Use scheduling software to improve efficiency
- Give staff the flexibility they want
- Improve communication between employees and their managers
- Engage employees to boost job satisfaction
“These are easy but effective steps to save more time and money – and we are excited to share these secrets and insights in a tech talk in London later this month.”
To register for the tech talk with Planday and The Disabilities Trust, visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4641499677211904769.